North Shore United Way is Standing Against Racism

Posted on behalf of Marion Flynn, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.   This Friday, April 27,  North Shore United Way will be participating in an important community event with the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.  All individuals are being called on to take a bold Stand Against Racism by lining Ridge Avenue in Evanston from Howard Street to Wilmette from 12:45 to 12:55. “The persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and creates disparities in education, healthcare, economics and other institutions affecting the quality of life,” stated Karen Singer, CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. “Our strength comes from numbers — that’s why we are asking people to come out and join any of the 35 organizations that have partnered with us!” According to Eileen Heineman, Racial Justice Program Manager at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, over 35 local organizations have already signed on to participate in the Stand, including Evanston Community Foundation, Oakton School, St. Francis Hospital, St. Nicholas Parish, North Shore United Way, Childcare Center of Evanston, Second Baptist Church, Pope John XXIII School, Washington School, Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston Coalition for Latino Resources, Interfaith Action of Evanston, the City of Evanston, various groups from ETHS, Immigrant Advocacy Project, Sojourner Covenant Church, Lake Street Church, St Mark’s Episcopal, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Evanston History Center, the Flying Fish Swim Team, Evanston Quaker Meeting, Baker Demonstration School, Evanston Area Black Catholics, PeaceAble Cities Evanston, Roycemore School, Evanston Public Library, Omega Pi Ps Fraternity and various student groups at Northwestern University. Says Heineman, “the Civic Center will empty and line Ridge on their block, and we hope to have a small band group from ETHS playing there as well.” See the entire Triblocal article. Photo Credit:  Christian  Guthier

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